AMD Quad FX System Review with FX-74 Processors

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Sisoft; Sandra 2007

Sisoft; Sandra 2007:

SiSoftware, founded in 1995, is one of the leading providers of computer analysis, diagnostic and benchmarking software. The flagship product, known as “SANDRA”, was launched in 1997 and has become one of the most widely used products in its field. SANDRA is used by almost 400 world-wide IT publications, magazines, review sites to analyze the performance of today?s computers.

Multi-Core Support: As well as SMP (multi-processor) and SMT (multi-threading/Hyper-Threading) support we have added multi-core support for future AMD and Intel CPUs. The benchmarks have been optimized to schedule the optimum number of threads on the optimum (virtual) CPU on both multi-core and Hyper-Threaded computers.

Sisoft Sandra 2007

Talk about your sick scores!  Those QX6700 scores are just incredible, but guess what the Quad FX system with the FX-74 systems nearly catches up!  The Quad FX platform more than doubles the performance of the FX-62 test system that was also used in the performance chart.

Sisoft Sandra 2007

Our Memory bandwidth results should be no surprise.  Due to the NUMA issue noted on page two the memory results for the Quad FX platform are low, but we expected that.

Sisoft Sandra 2007

In Sandra’s Multimedia test, we see another huge gulf in the results between the new Core 2 Duo chips and the rest of the pack.  The Quad FX platform is by far a step in the right direction and more than doubles the FX-62 platform that used to be the flagship system for AMD.

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